SAFPU Want Answers As Clubs Fail To Pay
Brent Carelse Is Worried By Two Teams' Failure To Pay Players
The South African Football Players’ Union is worried for some of their players after two clubs in Cape Town failed to pay their players for the month of June.
According to SAFPU, National First Division sides, Cape Town All Stars and Santos, haven’t paid some of their players for last month, with some of them now on the brink of encountering financial problems with their banks.
The union has been fighting financial issues with clubs across the PSL in recent months, with this latest problem adding to the considerable list of qualms that they currently have.
The Siya crew was contacted by Provisional Coordinator of SAFPU in the Western Cape, former Mamelodi Sundowns man, Brent Carelse, who voiced his concern on the matter.
Carelse told the crew, “Two NFD clubs in Cape Town still haven’t paid some of their players for June, even though we’re now a third of the way through July. It’s becoming far too regular now for this to happen and the players seem to be getting paid later and later.
"Players from both Cape Town All Stars and Santos are having issues with getting paid for June and I have them calling me saying that the banks have been calling them and that there has been talk of their things being repossessed.
“I even spoke to Faeez Dulvie (All Stars’ general manager) who told me to stop calling because the players will be paid at some point, but we want to know why they weren’t paid when they were meant to. Some clubs seem to think that contracts only matter for them and not for the players.”